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Are acepromazine and ketamine similar?

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Dr. Gary Ritholz
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
No: Aceprimazine is closely related to Chlorpromazine and is a veterinary drug. These drugs in humans are antipsychotic medications. Ketamine is not relate at all to theses drugs. It is in its own class and causes dissociative anesthesia.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
No: Acepromazine and ketamine can both be used as animal anesthetics, but they are not the same drug. Ketamine is a nonbarbiturate anesthetic, and acepromazine is a phenothiazine related to thorazine (chlorpromazine) ( the first human antipsychotic agent discovered). Sometimes veterinarians may use the 2 of these drugs together.

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